Peer to peer local energy trading
Peer-to-peer energy (P2P) trading refers to the buying and selling of energy between multiple parties. Most trials have seen excess energy generated from solar panels, being transferred and sold to other users via a secure platform. Peer-to-peer energy trading allows consumers the choice to decide who they purchase electricity from, and who they sell it to.
Watts the Deal is a an online and in-person board game designed by researchers at the UCL Energy Institute to help members of the public and others understand how peer-to-peer energy trading works in practice and what the benefits can be to those who get involved in it.